Personal Note from Grace…
A little over 4 years ago, I opened a store called Pink Olive. Not only was it the most rewarding risk I have ever taken, but it was also the most unexpected. It’s easy to assume that the idea of opening a gift shop had been my plan all along since the idea of giving a thoughtful gift always came naturally to me. The truth is, I never thought I would leave my job as a fashion buyer for Bloomingdale’s, Saks and Barney’s to open a gift store. As someone who excelled as a buyer in the fashion industry, it took stepping out of my comfort zone to realize my true passion: inspiring people to give and create a beautiful living.
I’ve always loved the idea of giving (and getting!) gifts from someone special. There is something amazing that happens when you live your life in a place of appreciation and gratitude. Gift-giving becomes a gift in and of itself. There are few greater joys in my life than knowing that I am surrounded by people who would take the time to give a gift that is meaningful to only me. My father was a great gifter and a big inspiration to me.
When I was five years old, he gave me the perfect gift. What was inside that beautifully wrapped gift box was an adorable strawberry bag. It was whimsical and fun, and I couldn’t have asked for a better gift for my kindergarten graduation. He showed me how giving a thoughtful gift can make someone smile and bring joy to their life. Life is about creating those moments with people you love, and I want people to experience this feeling… everyday.
Pink Olive is more than just your ordinary gift shop. It’s a creative place with a mission to inspire giving and beautiful living. After all, life is too short to not enjoy life’s special moments.
Are you following your passion in life?
Founder & Chief Buyer, PinkOlive.com
p.s. A BIG, warm welcome to all of the new customers who joined the Pink Olive family! Our team is working like busy bees to find the most beautiful gifts that make you love.gift.smile. Whether you’re a newly~auntie, newly~wed, newly~mom to newly~preneur, we have you covered. We are committed to creating a place to inspire giving and beautiful living.